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GERBER SCIENTIFIC REPORTS FIRST QUARTER RESULTS

 GERBER SCIENTIFIC REPORTS FIRST QUARTER RESULTS
 SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Gerber Scientific,


Inc. (NYSE: GRB) today reported first quarter operating results. Consolidated sales for the first quarter ended July 31, 1992 were $62,422,000 compared with $66,058,000 for the same period last year, a decrease of 6 percent. Consolidated net earnings for the three months ended July 31, 1992 were $1,478,000, compared with net earnings of $3,098,000 in the same period of last year. Earnings per share were 6 cents in this year's first quarter compared with 13 cents last year, based on average shares outstanding of 23,899,000 and 23,856,000 respectively.
 The company received new orders totaling $59 million in the three months ended July 31, 1992 compared with $64,100,000 for the same period last year, a decreased of 8 percent. Backlog was $54 million at July 31, 1992, compared with $59,400,000 a year earlier.
 The company remains financially strong with high liquidity and a low ratio of debt-to-equity. Cash and short-term cash investments increased $3.5 million during the first quarter to $54.1 million at July 31, 1992, and total debt as a percentage of shareholders' equity was only 4.4 percent.
 Gerber Scientific, Inc. produces high technology factory automation capital equipment for a variety of industries.
 GERBER SCIENTIFIC INC.
 Consolidated Summary Of Earnings
 Three months ended July 31 1992 1991
 Sales $62,422,000 $66,058,000
 Earnings before income taxes 2,278,000 4,698,000
 Provision for income taxes (800,000) (1,600,000)
 Net earnings 1,478,000 3,098,000
 Earnings per share $.06 $.13
 Average shares outstanding 23,899,000 23,856,000
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 /CONTACT: Robert D. Lipira of Gerber Scientific, 203-644-1551/
 (GRB) CO: Gerber Scientific, Inc. ST: Connecticut IN: SU: ERN


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